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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Magellan receives 16 marketing, communications awards

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Magellan Health, Inc. announced that it has received 16 awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), Web Marketing Association, Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), and American Graphic Design and Advertising (AGDA) for its print and electronic communications. Magellan Health recently underwent a branding redesign, and these materials feature the new brand, visual… Read More →

JDA launches innovation incubator

Staying Innovative as a One Man Operation

JDA Software Group, Inc., today announced the formation of JDA Labs – a research and development group assembled to drive game-changing innovation. This global team, headquartered in Montreal, will innovate new and existing products and deliver patents, best practices and entirely new products to the market. JDA Labs today is driving research and innovation around… Read More →

SRP prepares grid to support new technology systems

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A unique partnership between Salt River Project and BASELAYER, the advanced data center hardware and software company born within IO, will provide an innovative approach to supporting the addition of critical data centers in the Valley. Data centers support modern computer technology information systems such as the Internet.  They are also large consumers of power,… Read More →

Excellence Headquarters promotes Vasconcellos

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Excellence Headquarters, the management company for The CORE Institute, announced the promotion of Allison Vasconcellos to Vice President of Marketing, Branding and Communications. “Allison’s talent and leadership contributions to The CORE Institute are best exemplified by the fact that she’s earned multiple promotions since 2007, culminating in her new title as Vice President,” said Dr.… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber appoints new VP of public affairs

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of Mike Huckins as Vice President of Public Affairs. Huckins will spearhead the Chamber’s lobbying efforts at the Capitol, oversee the Chamber’s public affairs and seven issue committees, as well as provide leadership for the Chamber’s internal public affairs team. “We are thrilled to welcome… Read More →

Cox Business wins technology leadership award

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Cox Business recently won the Best Application of the Year from the Metro Ethernet Forum, a global alliance comprising more than 220 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable companies and others for the company’s Mesa (AZ) Public School District implementation. Ethernet is the preferred data networking technology among businesses and non-profit organizations that require efficient,… Read More →

Arizona is the 5th least charitable state, study says

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America is obsessed with being No. 1. It dominates in military power, economic prosperity, high technology, even movie blockbusters. Recently, its glorious résumé was freshened up with yet another impressive credential: The world’s most benevolent country of 2014, a title it shares with Myanmar. With 30 percent of annual giving taking place in December, the… Read More →

Super-sized Super Bowl countdown clock unveiled

From left: SPIKE, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee mascot; Councilman Bill Gates, City of Phoenix; Councilman Michael Nowakowski, City of Phoenix; Jim Hughes, First Solar, Inc. CEO; and David Rousseau, Chairman, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.

To build on the growing momentum and anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and First Solar, Inc. unveiled the First Solar Countdown Clock in downtown Phoenix this morning. Over the next 60 days, the technologically advanced clock will provide the countdown to kick-off and keep fans “in the know” about… Read More →

ACA names Arizona Innovation Challenge semifinalists

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 25 semifinalists in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), a bi-annual business plan competition awarding $3 million annually to talented entrepreneurs. Each year, the ACA awards – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups and early-stage… Read More →

US Airways Center will now be Talking Stick Resort Arena

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The Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announced today that US Airways Center — the home of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Rattlers, as well as the Valley’s premier concert venue – is poised to take on a new name, Talking Stick Resort Arena, under an agreement reached between… Read More →

Troon acquires Honours Golf

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Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, announced it has acquired Honours Golf, the premier golf management company in the Southeastern United States. Honours Golf currently manages 16 golf courses located across Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and North Carolina. The portfolio includes many exceptional golf courses designed by some of the most… Read More →

LaneTerralever Wins Best in Class Award at 2014 IMA’s

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Phoenix-based LaneTerralever is the recipient of the 2014 Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Best in Class for its All In website design and development. IMA is a competition designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet, and is presented by the non-profit organization, Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC). IMC is a group of industry… Read More →

Battle brews for Arizona microbreweries

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Some of Arizona’s most successful microbreweries are brewing for a legislative battle to hang onto their business. Four Peaks and San Tan brewing companies are in danger of losing their restaurants that aren’t attached to brewing operations once they surpass a production cap, the Arizona Capitol Times reported. Both companies have been close to going… Read More →

Scottsdale hosts second Cure Corridor Event

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Scottsdale economic development will be hosting the second annual Cure Corridor Event at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event features a significant lineup of Cure Corridor partners sharing their insight into the future of the Cure Corridor and Bio-Life Sciences Industry. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Holmes – founder… Read More →

Wells Fargo No. 1 SBA lender for Arizona

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan

Wells Fargo & Company announced it is the No. 1 Small Business Administration (SBA) 7 (a) lender in Arizona in amount of dollars and number of loans  approved for fiscal year 2014.  Wells Fargo approved $89,034,400 and 197 loans to Arizona businesses from Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. “Working with small business owners… Read More →